Small dryer

When buying a new clothes dryer, the fill weight is one of the most important specifications to look at. This indicates how many kilos of laundry will fit in the drum. If you are 1 or 2 persons, a dryer with a 6 or 7 kg fill weight is perfect! On this page, you can read everything you need to know about small clothes dryers.
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Buying a small dryer

The load capacity of a small clothes dryer is 6 to 7 kg.
The fill weight indicates the size of the drum, how many pounds of laundry will fit in the dryer per drying cycle. It is important to buy a clothes dryer with the right amount of fill weight, otherwise you will use unnecessary energy. This is because if you have a dryer that is too large, you tend to start the drying program with a half-empty drum – and you use more energy than necessary. On the other hand, if you choose a clothes dryer that is too small, you will have to use it more often, which also consumes a lot of energy. For this reason, we recommend that you buy a dryer with (roughly) the same fill weight as your washing machine – or look at the size of your household.
  1. For a household of 1 or 2 people, we recommend a dryer that has a 6kg or 7kg fill weight. These will be the smallest clothes dryers you can find.
  2. Does your household count 3 or 4 people? Then we recommend looking at dryers with 8 kg fill weight.
  3. And for a family of 5 or more, we recommend at least 9 kg.

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Best small dryer of 2022

The majority of clothes dryers feature an 8kg fill weight, therefore it can be difficult to find a small clothes dryer with only 6 or 7kg. To get you started, we have therefore compiled the following list.

Below you will find our top 5 small clothes dryers of 2022. When making this selection, we looked at the energy class, the different drying programs and the noise level, among other things. Which of these dryers will you use to dry your clothes?

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What to look out for when buying a small tumble dryer

The fill weight of a clothes dryer is oh-so-important, but there are of course other things to consider when buying a new clothes dryer. Find out what you need to consider in the following tips.

Type of tumble dryer

There are different types of dryers: the air-flow dryer, the condenser dryer and the heat pump dryer. Good to know: the energy consumption of the air dryer is the highest and that of a heat pump dryer is the lowest. Therefore, if you want to wash and dry economically, choose a heat pump dryer.

Condensate drain

The moisture that the dryer extracts from your laundry naturally has to go somewhere. Airflow dryers discharge it through a hose, a window or a special hole in the wall. With a condenser dryer, in most cases you have a choice between the water outlet and a condensate pan. The condensate tray (or reservoir) must be manually emptied once in a while.

Energy class

Earlier we explained that the type of dryer has a big impact on energy consumption. But even between 2 heat pump dryers there can still be a difference. If you like to dry sparingly, choose a heat pump dryer with energy class A+++. An energy-efficient dryer is often more expensive, but because it uses so little energy it is often the most economical choice.

Special drying programs

Like a washing machine, the dryer also offers different programs for different types of laundry. These include cotton, wool, silk, shirts, towels and synthetic laundry. Some clothes dryers also have special anti-crease drying programs.

Ease of use

A modern clothes dryer nowadays also offers all kinds of options to make washing and drying as easy and pleasant as possible for the user. These include a delayed start function, operation via an app, childproof lock, a self-cleaning condenser, drum lighting and automatic switch-off.

Build quality

Not every dryer is made with a top design and the strongest materials. The build quality of a clothes dryer tells you how well it performs and how long it will last. However, not all brands and suppliers are as transparent about the build quality of their products. As an indication, you can also look at the prices and brands. An expensive clothes dryer from an A-brand is of course not necessarily better, but it can be a sign that it is made with good materials. The following brands are known for delivering quality when it comes to clothes dryers: Miele, Bosch, Siemens, AEG and Samsung. Are you mainly going for good value for money? Then look at the clothes dryers from Beko, Indesit and Zanussi.

Advantages and disadvantages of the small dryer

There are several reasons why a small clothes dryer may or may not be a good idea for you and your household. For those who are still in doubt, we’ve listed all the pros and cons of buying a small clothes dryer for you! Hopefully it will help you make a decision.

Advantages

  1. If you are 1 or 2 people, 7 kg is the perfect size for a clothes dryer.
  2. A small clothes dryer is easier to place – because of their size – on top of the washing machine. There is only a small chance that this will cause problems.
  3. The energy consumption of a small clothes dryer is lower than that of a large one. This is good for the environment, but it also keeps your energy bills low.
  4. You can’t just put all your clothes in the dryer. By choosing a small dryer, you reduce the chances of having to dry with a half-empty drum.

Disadvantages

  1. For a single or a couple, 6 or 7 kg fill weight is perfect, as long as you wash a few times a week. If – for example, in case of allergy or sports – you wash more often, a larger clothes dryer may be better. Then you won’t have to turn on your dryer as often, thus keeping your energy consumption down.
  2. Are you getting a new roommate or expanding your family? Then a dryer with 7 kg fill weight will soon be too small. If you expect to share your tumble dryer with more people soon, it is therefore better to opt for a large tumble dryer.

Small dryer assortment

Electrolux ELFE7637AW |

Electrolux ELFE7637AW

$724.00
The Electrolux ELFE7637AW is a front load matching electric drier featuring a massive 8.0 cu. ft. maximum capacity so you can spend less time on laundry. With Perfect Steam for more effective dirt removal. 11 dry cycle options include delicates,...
LG DLE7300WE |

LG DLE7300WE

$1,019.00
The LG DLE7300WE is a top load matching electric dryer that comes with an ultra large capacity of 7.3 cu. ft. It features 8 separate dry cycles with 12 options to cover most drying settings you’ll need in daily life....
Amana NED4655EW |

Amana NED4655EW

$1,180.00
The Amana NED4655EW is a timeless top load matching electric dryer that comes in a classic white color. The maximum capacity of 6.5 cu. ft. is enough to fit in big loads like bulky jackets, comforters and beddings. It comes...
Whirlpool WGD7120HW |

Whirlpool WGD7120HW

$773.00
The Whirlpool WGD7120HW is a modern~looking gas dryer that would look great pair with a matching top~load washer. It has a big maximum capacity at 7.4 cu. ft. to ensure you can fit in even your largest loads. Enjoy up...
Maytag MGDX655DW |

Maytag MGDX655DW

$1,042.00
The Maytag MGDX655DW is a top load matching gas dryer that can handle up to 7.0 cu. ft. of laundry in every load. With 13 dry cycles, you can choose the most appropriate one for every kind of fabric. Save...
Whirlpool WED4950HW |

Whirlpool WED4950HW

$968.00
The Whirlpool WED4950HW is a top load matching electric dryer that is friendly on the budget. The maximum capacity of 7.0 is large enough to handle your family’s daily laundry needs and can fit bulky items like beddings without any...
Whirlpool WED5000DW |

Whirlpool WED5000DW

$801.00
The Whirlpool WED500DW is a no~nonsense top load matching electric dryer that comes with all the essentials without piling on features that you might not even need. With a large maximum capacity at 7.0 cu. ft., you can dry more...
GE GTD65EBSJWS |

GE GTD65EBSJWS

$981.00
The GE GTD65EBSJWS is a great electric dryer with an ample 7.4 cu. ft. maximum capacity. This top load matching dryer has 12 dry cycles and 4 heat selections to cover every laundry job. Preprogram more cycles according to your...
Whirlpool WGD5620HW |

Whirlpool WGD5620HW

$1,202.00
The Whirlpool WGD5620HW is a front load matching gas dryer with a large maximum capacity of 7.4 cu. ft. that allows you to dry more loads of laundry in less time. It features a whopping total of 36 dry cycles...
Whirlpool WED4815EW |

Whirlpool WED4815EW

$1,207.00
Have a look at this dryer from Whirlpool. The Whirlpool WED4815EW top load matching electric dryer has a large maximum capacity of 7.0 cu. ft and features a total of 14 unique dry cycles for your every drying need. It...
Maytag MEDX655DW |

Maytag MEDX655DW

$1,197.00
Maytag MEDX655DW is a machine that perfectly does what it must. This top load matching electric dryer has a maximum capacity of 7.0 cu. ft., so you can dry large loads in the comfort of your home. It’s equipped with...
GE GFV55ESSNWW |

GE GFV55ESSNWW

$1,062.00
The GE GFV55ESSNWW is an electric drier with a large maximum capacity of 7.8 cu. ft., so you can do more laundry is less loads. It features 10 separate dry cycles ranging from delicates, to mixed loads to bulky items...
Electrolux EFME627UTT |

Electrolux EFME627UTT

$1,161.00
The Electrolux EFME627UTT is a front load matching electric drier with an attractive design. The ultra~large maximum capacity of 8.0 cu. ft. can handle large loads easily. Equipped with 9 dry cycles for ease of use. Release wrinkles with Perfect...
GE GFD85GSPNRS |

GE GFD85GSPNRS

$1,086.00
Welcome the GE GFD85GSPNRS front load matching gas dryer into your home. With a maximum capacity of 7.8 cu. ft., you can dry bulky items like beddings comfortably. 12 dryer cycles allow you to dry your clothes the right way....
LG DLGX8101V |

LG DLGX8101V

$708.00
With a massive 9.0 cu. ft. maximum capacity, the LG DLGX8101V is the high~volume gas drier you’ve been looking for. With TrueSteam® Technology to practically help you skip ironing and 14 separate dry cycles to give you exactly what you...
GE GFD55GSSNWW |

GE GFD55GSSNWW

$924.00
The GE GFD55GSSNWW is a smart home enabled, front load matching gas dryer featuring a large maximum capacity of 7.8 cu. ft., enough to fit in large items like comforters. 10 different dry cycles are available for your choosing. The...
GE GTD72GBSNWS |

GE GTD72GBSNWS

$828.00
The GE GTD72GBSNWS is a top load matching, gas dryer which features a large maximum capacity of 7.4 cu. ft. Watch the drying action with its glass door and find items quickly with the interior lighting. Featuring 12 separate dry...
GE GTD45GASJWS |

GE GTD45GASJWS

$1,118.00
The GE GTD45GASJWS is a top load matching gas dryer sitting at an affordable price point. The maximum capacity is quite large at 7.2 cu. ft., so you can do more laundry in less loads. It has 4 heat selections...
Whirlpool WGD4950HW |

Whirlpool WGD4950HW

$1,082.00
The Whirlpool WGD4950HW is a top load matching gas drier with a large capacity of 7.0 cu. ft. It includes 14 unique wash cycles for your every drying need. Featuring amazing Whirlpool features like the AutoDry™ Drying System and the...
GE GTD45EASJWS |

GE GTD45EASJWS

$1,038.00
The GE GTD45EASJWS is the perfect electric drier you’ve been looking for. This top load matching drier has a total maximum capacity of 7.2 cu. ft. so it can take on piles and piles of laundry quickly. Choose from four...
GE GTD72EBSNWS |

GE GTD72EBSNWS

$1,010.00
GE model number GTD72EBSNWS is an electric, top load matching drier with a generous maximum capacity of 7.4 cu. ft. to ensure it can handle even the biggest of your laundry loads. With 12 separate dry cycles ranging from delicates,...
Whirlpool WGD6120HW |

Whirlpool WGD6120HW

$788.00
The Whirlpool WGD6120HW is a top load matching gas dryer that can handle up to 7.4 cu. ft. of laundry every load, so you can get ride of piles and piles of laundry quickly. It features a whopping 35 dry...
Electrolux EFME627UIW |

Electrolux EFME627UIW

$1,065.00
The Electrolux EFME627UIW is a front load matching electric dryer with a massive maximum capacity of 8.0 cu. ft., allowing you to take on piles and piles of laundry in less loads. It’s equipped with Perfect Steam™ for the extra...
LG DLG7301WE |

LG DLG7301WE

$1,001.00
The LG DLG7301WE is a top load matching gas dryer with a large maximum capacity of 7.3 cu. ft. Equipped with 8 dry cycles, you can choose the best one for any type of load freely. It comes with lots...
Maytag MED6230HW |

Maytag MED6230HW

$743.00
The Maytag MED6230HW is a handsome top lop matching electric dryer that comes with a large capacity of 7.4 cu. ft. Enjoy 11 separate dry cycles to cover just about every laundry setting you need. Choose your favorite settings and...
GE GTD42GASJWW |

GE GTD42GASJWW

$1,132.00
If what you are looking for is a reliable, no frills, gas dryer, then look no further than the GE GTD42GASJWW top load matching dryer. With a maximum capacity of 7.2 cu. ft., fit in even the bulkiest of your...
Maytag MEDC465HW |

Maytag MEDC465HW

$1,216.00
Get a great dryer to accompany your washer with the Maytag electric drier model number MEDC465HW. This front load matching drier has a large capacity of 7 cu. ft., allowing you to dry your biggest loads. With 12 dry cycles,...
Maytag MGD7230HW |

Maytag MGD7230HW

$1,201.00
Get a great~looking dryer with the Maytag MGD7230HW top load matching gas dryer. The maximum capacity of 7.4 cu. ft. lets you do more laundry in less loads. Enjoy 7 dry cycles to handle your every drying need. Choose steam~enhanced...
Maytag MGD5630HW |

Maytag MGD5630HW

$988.00
The Maytag MGD5630HW is a front load matching gas dryer with a maximum capacity of 7.3 cu. ft. The large capacity allows you to wash bulky items like beddings and large jackets. It features 10 dry cycles to cover a...
GE GTD33GASKWW |

GE GTD33GASKWW

$1,098.00
If you are in the market for a dependable, no frills, gas dryer, then look no further than the GE GTD33GASKWW top load matching dryer. With a maximum capacity of 7.2 cu. ft., fit in even the bulkiest of your...